Brandt Foundation Lectures presents constitutional law professor on Nov. 1

In this year’s presidential election, issues regarding the federal government have taken center stage. An upcoming free lecture at Boise State University will focus on limiting government.

Brandt Foundation Lectures and the Boise State College of Business and Economics will present constitutional law professor Richard A. Epstein at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom at Boise State. Epstein’s presentation is titled “Putting the Limits Back in Limited Government.”

Doors open at 6 p.m.; the event is free and no tickets are required. Free designated parking will be provided near the Student Union Building in the parking garage at Lincoln Avenue and University Drive.

Epstein is renowned for his writings on property rights, eminent domain “takings” of private property, health law and policy and much more. He is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. In addition, he has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000 and has been a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medical School since 1983.

Epstein’s books include “Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law,” “The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act,” “Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights,” “Overdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation,” “How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution” and several more. He has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects and has taught courses in administrative law, antitrust law, communications, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal law, employment discrimination law, environmental law, health law and policy, legal history, labor law, property and jurisprudence, among others.

The ninth annual Brandt Foundation Lecture is made possible by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics and the John and Orah Brandt Foundation. In 2004, the Brandt Foundation pledged a generous annual contribution to Boise State’s College of Business and Economics that created a named professorship and secured funding for a lecture series. For more information, visit or call (208) 426-1125.

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